“After hearing about The Club at Old Hawthorne, we decided to take a drive through the beautiful new golf course and came upon The Villas. While walking through the models we could see the quality of craftsmanship and design, and we became convinced that the team at Lifestyle Homes could help us achieve what we were searching for in Columbia. Any option we could dream of was available to us and we finally have the home of our dreams. We love starting each day with one of the most beautiful views in Columbia and finishing our day by strolling down the fairway watching the sun set over our new home at the Villas.”
John and Karen Johnson
"After living in California many years we returned home to the Midwest and started looking for a home in the Kansas City area. It tool us some time to decide where we wanted to live, but eventually we knew no one else was building like Lifestyle Homes. The serenity and beauty of the Villas is just what we wanted. We especially like the large conrete decks, beautiful finish work and attention to detail of the interior design. Our purchase from The Villas at Old Hawthorne has been wonderful! Both Bill and Don made it easy through every step. It was like our own family built our villa. We cannot say enough positive words to explain the way they take care of you and your particular wishes. We made changes during the process and they quickly adapted so we ended up with the perfect home for us. We know we will be happy living in Columbia, Missouri."
Judy Bono and Jane Gray
"Unlike some builders, where the model you see is what you will get, Don and Bill offered the flexibility to tailor walls and space within the general framework of the model to better match our needs and desires. We found your team of workermen welcoming, courteous, and helpful with answers to our questions. We developed confidence that our unit was the product of competent craftsmen at work.
In a nutshell, we are absolutely, totally satisfied with our home. It is all we expected and more. Reflecting on the whole experience, we would observe that while such undertakings require contracts, we never felt the need to refer to it once. There was integrity and honesty in all of our dealings."
-Donald and Fran Putnam
"It has been a great experience working with the people at Lifestyle Homes as they have constructed our new home at The Villas. They have done everything possible to respond to our requests and meet our needs. The people at Lifestyle Homes are people of honesty and integrity who set and maintain high standards of quality and service. We are enjoying life in our new home."
- Hank and Shirley Fisher
"Our decision to purchase a home in The Villas came after many weekends of looking at potential neighborhoods all over Columbia. Having lived in the southwest part of town for many years, that is where we concentrated our search. The problem was we could not find a home that satisfied our needs. We wanted a nice home that we could easily manage, that was well built, in an area that offered lots of amenities and provided all outside maintenance. The choices seemed very limited until we visited Old Hawthorne and met with Bill Baird and Don Stohldrier. They Worked with us to find the home that filled all of our needs at a very reasonable price. They then helped us customize it to the level we wanted without any pressure. Although we a not golfers, we are enjoying the beauty of the golf course and full access to all of the other services at the Club. We are also looking forward to the opening of the private fitness center within walking distance from our home. Old Hawthorne, especially The Villas, is a great place to live."
Sue and Ken Hammann
"Due to our active lifestyle, Judy and I were looking for a maintenance free community where we would be free of the day to day responsibilities. We looked at a number of areas in Central Missouri, but once we visited The Villas at Old Hawthorne, and saw the quality of materials and workmanship that goes into each home we knew immediately this was the community we wanted to live in. "
"Working with Don Stohldrier and Bill Baird made the building experience a joy and truly stress free. The entire staff is very knowledgeable and they have helped in the decision making process every step of the way. It is a pleasure to work with people that take pride in their work and who want to make sure you are 100% satisfied as a customer and homeowner. The customer service provided has been exceptional. I would highly recommend the Villas at Old Hawthorne to anyone looking for a maintenance free living in a beautiful, country club setting."
Bob Ramey and Judy Nistendirk
"We are thrilled with our new, home away from home, at The Villas at Old Hawthorne. From our initial meeting with developer, Don Stohldrier and Broker, Bill Baird to the final touches on our villa, the process has been a wonderful experience. The entire building procedure was handled in a professional, first class manner. We anticipated the challenges of building a home out of town; however, this team went above and beyond to alleviate our concerns. They kept us updated on our home’s progress, and best of all made the experience enjoyable and memorable. Everyone involved did their best to accommodate our schedule and went the extra mile to assess our wants and needs in personalizing our home. The Villas at Old Hawthorne definitely provides us with the sense of community we were looking for."
John and Terre Franken
"We were initially attracted to Old Hawthorne because of the beautiful golf course. Since we live in the Kansas City area we joined the course as National members . We were so impressed with the friendly atmosphere at the Club that we made the decision to build a second home at The Villas of Old Hawthorne. Our experience through the construction of our villa was exceptional, especially considering we live so far away and could not be on site as often as we would have liked. Bill Baird was on site daily, and was instrumental in coordinating the entire project from beginning to end. Don Stohldrier is an excellent builder, easy to work with and we now own a custom built home that is beautiful with a fantastic view of the golf course. Best of all are the great people we met at Old Hawthorne, including Bill Baird. We are excited to be homeowners this golf season, and eventually will make The Villas at Old Hawthorne our permanent home. "
John and Kristy Tarwater
I love my Villa at Old Hawthorne. I still walk into my new villa and think, wow I love this place!
What do I love? The view from my deck of the wide-open space golf course. The quick access to campus, retail centers of Columbia, and to the arterial highways leading all directions. In addition, I’m delighted with the interior of my villa. The individuals at Lifestyle Homes made the custom-built process simple, but incredibly flexible. The customization allowances were very generous, allowing me to come under budget, which rarely happens! Even after the sale they have continued to work with me to make sure everything is functioning properly.
Would I buy my villa again? Absolutely, I’d be willing to buy another residence from Lifestyle Homes.